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Sotto, Cincinnati, OH
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Sotto

4.9
4.9
6026 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
It is a concept of casual intimacy and communal romance. Sotto is the art of simplicity, a steward of restraint. It’s undressed, gutsy and human. It is fire, meat, wheat, and laughter. Above all, Sotto is Italian.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 977-6886

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef de Cuisine: Danny Combs

  • Private party facilities

    Sotto offers private dining spaces for up to 14 guests. To request private party details, please visit http://sottocincinnati.com/private-parties.

  • Private party contact

    Hilary Morgan: (513) 977-6888

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Walnut Street

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 5pm daily.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 6,026 people are saying

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4.9
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto is my favorite restaurant in the city. I value their commitment to consistent service and quality. Mackenzie (pardon the spelling) was our server last night she was EXCELLENT. Attentive and charming. She made our night! Thank you again! Our Lamb was cook to perfection and of course the donuts never disappoint! Extra pistachio sauce please! I appreciate the visit!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stellar. Love Sotto. Got the steak and it was so good
  4. BT

    BillT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT customer service, for our anniversary they reserved the same "special table" where we had our first date and our engagement.
  5. JN

    JenniferN

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and superior service
  6. KA

    KrisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved every bit of Sotto. Skylar was a great waitress and very knowledgeable. Made the whole experience great. Food was fantastic. Price was very reasonable as well. Went there for my wifes birthday and splurged and still walked out without breaking the bank
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious! We can’t wait to go back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Sotto. The food and service was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back again! Make sure you try the cappellacci, it’s my absolute favorite dish!
  9. l

    lauriew

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Very dark! Hard to see the menu to order. Very hot and crowded. Didn’t love the experience.
  10. TM

    TomM

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waited for months to get a reservation and it was well worth. Best dinner I have ever had.
  11. JS

    JenniferS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, as always! We have dined at Sotto several times. It never disappoints.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food and service was amazing
  13. KM

    KrystalM

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came here for a night out with friends, we had a wonderful dinner. The food is exceptional. Our table wasn’t ready for about a half hour when we had a reservation but the manager made it right for us, got us complimentary drinks and an appetizer while we waited. We appreciated the kindness. Restaurant was a bit noisy and was hard to hear the server but overall great experience and will return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service would go back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant I've ever been too. The atmosphere is amazing, with such a rustic, romantic atmosphere. The staff are so friendly and know the menu well. The food is out of this world! Best pasta and steak I've had!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great time at the restaurant, the food was amazing and the service was exceptional. The setting is very unique and the food was extremely flavorful. Our server was very helpful explaining the different options on the menu. Overall, the experience was one of a kind!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, we had two first timers with us that really enjoyed themselves.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our families first time there. Excellent service and fantastic food!! We can’t wait to go back!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Excellent service. Fantastic ambiance
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Sotto was such a great experience! The staff were all very sociable and kind, and were very knowledgeable of the menu. They had great recommendations too. The atmosphere is intimate and comfortable, and the low candle light makes you focus more on the person you’re on your special date with. :) 10/10, can’t wait to come back. I recommend the beef tartare for antipasti!
  22. TC

    TaraC

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. We got the short rib ravioli and the pepper and cheese pasta. Delicious!
  23. s

    sps54

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Sotto is a solidly good experience. It leaves us wishing for great, perhaps a menu refresh would help. Main course selection is limited. Overall enjoyable and reliable.
  24. LB

    LianaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals of my life. The underground space was one of the coziest I've been in. Candles everywhere. A vintage ice chest turned into a wine fridge behind the bar. Gorgeous, intimate semicircle booths along the walls. The polenta? Best dish of my life. The egg was perfectly cooked so the yolk oozed out at the lightest touch of a knife. The presentation on the black kale Caesar was so simple but so perfect. Long spirals of cheese and a crumbly crouton gave the perfect texture. I had the cappellacci with short rib, shallot, and thyme, and it was decadent and delicious. My partner ate the pappardelle with oxtail and said it was even better. The ricotta donuts are a must try for dessert! 12/10 would recommend. Also bartenders were very cool!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Cincinnati meal
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my experience was flourished with not only our server, but the amazing expertise of the managers as well. we were served phenomenal food, but pat and carmell made the experience beyond a 10/10. the hospitality and the comfort of overall happiness just screamed through the restaurant. i can’t say enough kind things about our server pat, and our kind manager carmell who went above and beyond to make sure our experience was amazing. this restaurant deserves everything and more! the food being great is always a plus, but service goes a long way. thank you pat and carmell!!!!
  27. F

    Frank

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Leaha was great, she made us feel at home! Very knowledgeable of the menu, made all the right suggestions and was an all around amazing addition to another wonderful dinner at Sotto!!
  28. NU

    NikkiU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate a special event. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is comfortable and intimate. Great service as always.
  29. KT

    KylieT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was amazing! The servers helped explain the menu and were quick with everything.
  30. C

    oChicago21

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can never recommend this restaurant enough. It's my absolute favorite in the city of Cincinnati. The seasonal truffle pasta dish I had was pure perfection. The bourbon cocktail with fig was superb (our waiter described it as a fig old fashioned, which was on point). All my love to Sotto!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lively atmosphere and good food.
  32. JP

    JessicaP

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was attentive to our every need, even before we had to request anything. Food was delicious as always!
  33. JW

    JoeW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time eating her, half price of ruby's and better food/atmosphere you will not be disappointed! Server always answers questions, knows all indegrdiants etc
  34. n

    nancyd

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect except a party on the other side of our wall were excessively loud.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Cincy. Bone appetite!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! This is what pasta should be. Superbly executed and amazing classic flavors. Do your self a favor and make a reservation now!
  37. M

    Mikedineout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Cozy, romantic ambience that makes you feel a part of something yet allows intimate conversation with your date. Service was top notch, Patrick was always there when we needed him yet we never felt rushed or hovered over. He made good recommendations - including wine pairing - in a friendly, fun manner.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely but lighting at the booths/tables could be a bit brighter and music could be a bit quieter
  39. d

    doereen

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    William was excellent. Professional & friendly. Food outstanding as always.
  40. CB

    ChrisB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful meal and ambience for my daughter’s birthday. It is still her favorite!

FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 6026 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Sotto

118 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Walnut Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 5pm daily.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef de Cuisine: Danny Combs

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 977-6886

  • Private party facilities

    Sotto offers private dining spaces for up to 14 guests. To request private party details, please visit http://sottocincinnati.com/private-parties.

  • Private party contact

    Hilary Morgan: (513) 977-6888

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